Faculty Advisor

 Frank Lavernia, MD  

 
 Frank Lavernia MD  Founder and Director,
  North Broward Diabetes Center
Pompano Beach, Florida

Frank Lavernia, MD has been a practicing diabetologist in South Florida for more than 35 years. He is Founder and Director of the North Broward Diabetes Center in Pompano Beach, Florida.

A national lecturer on obesity, prediabetes, and diabetes and its complications, Dr Lavernia also speaks on lipid and hypertension disorders. He presents at Pri-Meds, the American College of Physicians, and American Diabetes Association (ADA), among notable conferences. Internationally, he has lectured extensively in Sint Maarten, St. Eustasius (Statia), St. Croix, St. Thomas, Bermuda, C̀§uracao, and Aruba. Dr Lavernia has published multiple articles in a variety of national medical journals on online publications. He has appeared on the Discovery Channel and on NPR (radio). He most recently completed various CME videos for the ADA. He is member of the ADA, American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, and National Hispanic Medical Association, and an adjunct faculty member of the Vascular Biology Working Group (VBWG) and the Coalition for the Advancement of Cardiovascular Health (COACH).

Dr Lavernia received his medical degree from Zaragoza Medical School in Zaragoza, Spain. His internship and residency in Internal Medicine was completed at Christ Hospital-Rush Medical School in Oak Lawn-Chicago, Illinois.

Dr Lavernia has reported the following financial disclosures: advisory board for Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and speaker bureau member for Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

Last updated June 2015

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